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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In my mind...

in my mind...I have unleashed a holy jihad against twitter for censoring my comic strips or for having some fucking technical problem that blocks most of them from view. I am not sure what the problem is because no one seems to fucking know shit about customer service over there in Twitopia. In reality, based on my actions, it's obvious I hardly give a shit that I am being censored. Or maybe I like being censored. All I have done to correct the situation is complain loudly about it at work at random and distracting intervals, occasionally I take 10 minutes to send a torrent of nasty tweets to Twitter's C.E.O. DICK who could give 2 fucks about my vitriol. I don't even try the "proper channels" anymore to get an answer because I already know their customer service is much, much worse than the least helpful thing you can imagine.

Anyway, I entered a contest on this cool site called CreativeAllies.com

Vote for my design for a SLAUGHTERHOUSE TEE SHIRT.
It looks like this:


Follow Censored Bitch Twitter.com/PoliticalComic


UPDATE: 3/21/2013 - Twitter has restored my comic strips, so now I am nice to them.

How To Offend As Many Celebrities As Possible With One Graphic


Friday, September 7, 2012

Honey Boo Boo Child Only Make$ What???? UNFAIR BULLSHIT FREAKOUT


After yelling at a totally innocent Melissa Gilbert via Twitter, I have decided to try and use my brain to be a grown up that can communicate in a constructive manner. It's not easy being a fucking MANIAC.


Hola Ken Howard and Everyone from SAG,

This was the only email address on your "contact us" page.
 webhelp@sagaftra.org

Was just reading an article about Honey Boo Boo Child only making $4,000 an episode and I just had to write to you to say that I think SAG needs to get involved. My concern is that if SAG doesn't start representing and protecting these Reality Personalities that eventually actors' rates will be affected and the rates for all union crews will also take a severe hit. It seems like we have less negotiating power with each passing year and I am worried that our unions will eventually vanish. 

I work behind the scenes in New York (so I don't totally understand how SAG/AFTRA works) but I am finding that many MAJOR NETWORK, money-making productions are using non-union crew to perform vital functions behind the scenes on an increasing and alarming basis. 

SAG has the most visible and popular Union Workers in the world. Famous SAG members can be so instrumental in helping to protect all of the behind-the-scenes people who work in our industry. We need the most visible members to use their star power to help protect the rights of everyone in this business. We need them to help inspire American workers to get unionized. 

Please, SAG, take a more active and high profile role in the defense and promotion of UNIONS. We need you.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

MISSY ELLIOTT KNOWS MY NAME!

@MissyElliott favorites ManiacsAlmanac comics @PoliticalComic!


ONLY Cool Celebrities are welcome @PoliticalComic

Scroll down just past my Ode to Marvelous Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, to read the comic strip this drawing of Hillary Clinton came from.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Aetna Has a Superhero at the Helm

When I was a little girl I loved comic books. Growing up poor is not easy. I needed to believe in superheroes. The idea of powerful people, like Bruce Wayne, using their wealth and influence to help mankind was a great source of comfort to me.

In the last few years I have become despondent while reading stories about CEOs who make millions while laying off American workers. My heart breaks while reading about their decisions to pay hard working people of other nations “salaries” that would be illegal here. It has been so hard for me to understand why these CEOs have aspired to have so much. For me the only reason to want power, is to share power. The only reason to accumulate wealth is to use that wealth to create more opportunities and wealth for others. The troubles with our economy are not stemming from a lack of desire on the part of Americans to participate in our creative and industrious culture. The trouble with our economy is directly related to a shortage of powerful people with the desire to be heroes to their fellow man.

Then I read about Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna. He personally responded to tweets from a 30 year old named Arijit Guha who was battling stage IV colon cancer and staggering medical bills. Bertolini promised to pay every last penny of Guha’s bills.

Aetna has a Superhero at the helm. Superheroes know money isn’t wealth unless you share it. Power is pointless if you only use it to protect yourself.

Bertolini has always been a superhero. He began his career began as a paramedic. When his son was diagnosed with life threatening lymphoma, he gave his son his kidney. He became a powerful CEO and now, when a stranger named Arijit Guha went on Twitter demanding to know how he was expected to live a productive life under a mountain of medical bills, Bertolini responded immediately and moved the mountain.

Now Guha, a sustainability PHD student, can focus more on his life and career. He can put his full energy toward using his cheerful, creative and intelligent mind to help solve some of Earth’s most pressing problems. Who knows how many lives he will save. The concentric circles of healing that will radiate outward from Bertolini’s compassion and Guha’s boldness will be long lasting and immeasurable and good for all mankind.

My hope is that other CEOs will hear about what Aetna’s top man is doing and want to compete with Bertolini’s impenetrable goodness. I hope a new kind of competitive, capitalist envy evolves and motivates our corporate leaders to prove that they are fearlessly good and powerful too! I want them to inspire us by destroying unjust situations and shocking us with how incredibly kind they can be to humanity.

Today in America, a superhero saved me by putting my heart back together with a simple tweet. Thank you, Mark Bertolini for making my childhood dream come true.

Follow Mark Bertolini on Twitter: @mtbert
Follow Arijit Guha on Twitter: @poop_strong

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

TINA FEY KNOWS MY NAME!

Tina Fey says I, Yvonne Mojica Fitzgerald Kennedy, helped create one of her favorite moments on 30 ROCK:

"“I like every time we get to make up some predicament that Tracy’s character was in. We showed an animated clip that Yvonne, on staff, was able to make—a fake, animated clip done on the super cheap, and the movie was supposedly done with Charles Barkley." 








If celebrity "journalists" had a conscience THIS is what it would look like.


Friday, June 8, 2012

I ALMOST forgot! I HAD A BABY! A Gay Little Baby.



Follow my Gay Little Baby on Twitter!

This Baby is wise beyond it's years!

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Character Assassination of Trayvon Martin


Trayvon Martin was a teenage boy, who was murdered 29 days ago. After Trayvon's murder his dead body was drug tested. George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, was not drug tested. This is just one tiny fact in an ocean of facts that illustrate just how quickly our law enforcement system began looking for ammunition to assail Trayvon's history as a way of justifying his murder after the fact.

Since Trayvon gasped his last breath, and died in the grass, 29 days ago, George Zimmerman has been a free man. His father, a retired judge, wrote a letter to the media defending his son. When the public responded and demanded justice for Trayvon, the Zimmerman defense machine went sniffing through Trayvon's school records, desperate for any information that could deliver George Zimmerman further away from accountability for the senseless murder he committed.

Trayvon's mourning loved ones and millions of their supporters know that the only person that was ever in danger on that fateful night, in that gated community, when George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin crossed paths was Trayvon Martin. Trayvon was unarmed, talking on the phone with his girlfriend, and he was being followed. He was being followed by someone who had a gun. The man with the gun had already been told by 911 not to follow Trayvon.

It is obvious that George Zimmerman's calculated lawyers can't afford to have public compassion or sympathy for Trayvon when their client's actions on the night of Trayvon’s death are sure to damn their client in any sensible and fair court.

The media should be reporting the whole story and begin with fully exploring George Zimmerman's prior arrests, and why each time the charges against him always fizzled away. The media should be exploring if his father's career as a Judge has anything to do with George Zimmerman's violent criminal record never manifesting in any punishment.  The media should follow Lawrence O'Donnell's courageous and bold lead by demanding the facts instead of force feeding us Zimmerman's attorney's blasphemous eulogy of this young boy. These attack’s on Trayvon’s memory are getting us no closer to making sure that George Zimmerman never kills again.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Because I LOVE the New York Post!!!!!



UPDATE 6/6/12: I was too bored by the stupid Kardashians to bother with creating KrushKim.com.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Breaking News! New Maniacs' Almanac Podcast

The Maniac will now document the most urgent happenings of our world via podcasting.

BREAKING NEWS:  PUBLICITY WHORE STRIKE AGAIN!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Norman Rockwell's GrandDaughter Paints Terrorists.

Came across an article on CNN.com about Norman Rockwell's granddaughter, Daisy. She has painted Bin Laden, Sadaam Hussein, and other dead enemies of the state from the Muslim world. After I finished reading the article, I noticed that everyone who commented on the story was trashing her "for painting terrorists". Then I got to thinking about her Grandpa Norman's brilliant works, he is one of my favorite geniuses of all time.


He really tapped into the hard-working, and optimistic themes of his day.





He used gentle brush strokes and soft colors and created warm scenarios... for the most part.


This painting above is called THE PROBLEM WE ALL LIVE WITH. It is the painting Obama has hanging right outside the Oval Office. Everyone who meets with him there will see it on their way in and on their way out. It is scheduled to hang there until Oct. 31st.

Norman Rockwell courageously and innocently tackled intense political themes just like his granddaughter, Daisy is doing today. "According to Daisy, she’s trying to paint terrorists — literally — in a different light." - theblaze.com

People's comments to CNN.com were accusing Daisy of being every horrible thing. They said she is a traitor and misguided and not as good a painter as Norman, but I think her work is brilliant and brave and important and enlightening. See all the paintings ---> Click here.  It seems like she only uses bright colors that feel pulled directly from the "Terror Alert" color palette.

This Daisy Rockwell painting below is called Tuna Princess. It is a painting of Mohamed Mahmood Alessa, who was accused, along with Carlos Eduardo Almonte, of trying to get to Somalia to join a terrorist group. As far as terrorists go, he is probably the least likely to succeed since even his accusers admitted he had no real way of accomplishing anything. The descriptions of his crime sounded like he was guilty of violent, misogynist, reckless, poorly thought-out, half assed, angry day-dreams he shared aloud with a friend while simultaneously planning to take a trip from their home in New Jersey to a less horrible place in the horn of Africa. This according to the US government makes him and his equally luckless sidekick eligible for life in prison. The court said:

"They were watching certain videos and interested in what certain people were saying and advocating." - huffingtonpost.com


That sounds like everyone on Twitter to me. When Alessa was arrested, he asked if he could take his cat with him.


Did Daisy make his skin tones bluish green because those colors on the Terror Alert chart are lower risk, like he was a lower risk in the grand scheme of things? Do his legs disappear into a black hole because she doesn't see him ever walking out of this legal abyss? Is he in a world of high alert orange, because he is in danger, or because he is a danger? Maybe the bed he has made, is a combination of these colors because both are likely, both are possible, both are where he exists now, at the end of everyday.


In my opinion, Daisy Rockwell's art asks: Do we all exist in this bleak place? Is this all American industry and ingenuity will be focused on for the foreseeable future; using every technological miracle available to us to hunt and capture every angry young man before they snap? Is that the real reason why "this is all Daisy can paint"; because she can only paint what we really are and this is what we really are? We live in a world full of people who are terrified of each other. All of our leaders, are currently plotting, to kill us all, on our behalf, in terrifying ways. We elect them because they promise that they will kill you, before you kill us.


After looking at and thinking about Daisy's art I think she may be as fine-tuned as her Grandfather Norman was to seeing, understanding and reflecting, in real time, what ideas are truly the most dominant and the most activating forces in American nationalism and culture.